animals such as giraffes, elephants and crocodiles.But it is also the natural habitat for hippos, who can become territorial and vicious if they come into contact with humans.READ MORE: Doomsday prediction as Earth is moving towards 'sixth mass extinction event', experts say Templer has recalled how "a day that started like any other" ended with him becoming trapped in the mouth of the menacing mammal and a fellow guide losing their life, reports The Mirror.The dad-of-three also had previous with the hippo as he explained to the Guardian: "The hippo who tried to kill me wasn't a stranger – he and I had met before a number of times.
I'd been working this stretch of river for years, and the grouchy old two-ton bull had carried out the occasional half-hearted attack."I'd learned to avoid him.
Hippos are territorial and I knew where he was most likely to be at any given time."The guide owned a business that took tourists down the river near the famous Victoria Falls and things appeared to be passing by as normal until he felt a whack and saw the boat of a fellow guide, Evans, being lifted out of the water.Read more on dailystar.co.uk